A black woman looking happy and confident
A black woman looking happy and confident. © bevangoldswain - Fotolia.com

From Clutch Magazine:

We’ve all heard the saying that beauty is only skin deep. As cliché as it sounds, there’s certainly some truth to it. It’s a new year, so why not bring a new, more positive attitude? Our attitudes are projected to the world through our body language, facial expressions and the energy we exude. Soon enough we start to look exactly how we think and feel. Here are ten affirmations to say in front of the mirror, so that your inner fabness can radiate on the outside!

1. Damn, I look good. If you know it and you own it then no one else can tell you otherwise. Why is it that one woman can rock a completely off-the-wall haircut or outfit? Confidence. If she believes, then nine time out of ten, so will the rest of us.

2. I am a beautiful being, in my own unique way. Standards of beauty are always shifting. What remains constant is the natural beauty you were born with. Play up your features. Accentuate what you love about yourself and embrace what you don’t. You are uniquely you and that’s a beautiful thing.

3. My skin is radiant. Whatever shade of brown you come in, you glow . . . and that’s pretty freaking special.

4. I feel as great as I look. It’s amazing how something like a bad-hair day, or not loving what you pulled out of your closet, can completely transform your mood. Reverse that process and let how incredible you feel on the inside dictate your outlook on your appearance.

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